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CONFLUENCE - Classical Music
Cultural
Bringing you 'CONFLUENCE' - a group of 3 outstanding Hindusthani Classical instrumental artists - Shri Jesse Bannister (Saxaphone); Shri Prateek Shrivastav (Sarod) and Grammy

Dream Girl (Hindi Movie)
Hindi Movie
When life bowls a googly, just SWING IT... Set in an intensely crazy, unusual, bizarre space in North India, our protagonist Karm, stumbles upon a job like never before. He joins a

Prassthanam (Hindi Movie)
Hindi Movie
Prassthanam’ means journey. This is a story about power, greed, love, human fallacies. Set in a contemporary political family, the story of Prasthaanam like theMahabharat, deals

Navratri Utsav 2019 | Raghav Music
Cultural
GCA Presents BIGGEST Navratri Utsav 2019 Celebration Fri & Sat Oct 4th & 5th Fri & Sat Oct 11th & 12th 8:30pm Onward @ GreenwayHigh School FREE PRASAD...

East Valley Garba Night
Cultural
Garba Groove Presents East Valley Garba and Dandiya Night - Oct 11th & Oct 12th Tickets: Online: $15.00 Door: $20.00 With Musical Maestro Samir & Dipalee, get ready to

Diwali Celebrations | AZ Rajput
Religious
Delicious Indian Cuisine stalls - chat, gol gappe, thali & lot more. Traditional fashion walk by Men, Women & Kids Dance, Singing, Skit and poetry performance by

GCA Diwali Dinner & Bollywood Night
Cultural
Socializing / Appetizer followed by Dinner Dress Code: Indian Traditional (Suggested) Contact: Bhushan Parikh (623-217-8007) or Nilesh Modi(480-231-5556) for table/seat assignment

Mahima 2019
Cultural
You request the song Let the magic happen Sit back & enjoy the medley (after the intermission) A maestro on an ancient instrument takes on movie songs and makes the stage come

'Facebook's view on privacy so wrong': US judge lets class action on company to proceed

A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users' private data, calling the social media company's views on privacy "so wrong."

While dismissing some claims, US District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said users could try to hold Facebook liable under various federal and state laws for letting app developers and business partners harvest their personal data without their consent on a "widespread" basis.

He rejected Facebook's arguments that users suffered no "tangible" harm and had no legitimate privacy interest in information they shared with friends on social media.

"Facebook's motion to dismiss is littered with assumptions about the degree to which social media users can reasonably expect their personal information and communications to remain private," Chhabria wrote. "Facebook's view is so wrong."

A Facebook spokeswoman said the company considered protecting people's information and privacy "extremely important," but believed its practices were consistent with its disclosures and "do not support any legal claims."

Lesley Weaver and Derek Loeser, two of the plaintiffs' lawyers, said in a joint statement that they were pleased with the decision, and "especially gratified that the court is respecting Facebook users' right to privacy."

The litigation followed a series of data privacy issues involving Menlo Park, California-based Facebook.

These included the 2015 breach that allowed Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm, to access data for an estimated 87 million Facebook users. That breach was not revealed until March 2018.

In their 414-page complaint, users said Facebook misled them into thinking they could keep control over personal data, when in fact it let thousands of "preferred" outsiders such as Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix gain access.

Chhabria faulted Facebook for treating privacy as an "all-or-nothing" proposition, where users would forfeit their privacy by sharing data even in a "limited" fashion.

He said Facebook had taken different positions elsewhere, including in a California case where it likened information kept on social media accounts to information stored on smartphones, where privacy concerns might be greater.

That position is "closer to the truth than the company's assertions in this case," Chhabria wrote. "Sharing information with your social media friends does not categorically eliminate your privacy interest in that information."

The litigation covers Facebook users in the United States and United Kingdom whose information was shared with third parties without their consent since 2007.

The case is In re Facebook Inc Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 18-md-02843.